Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge. I created this on mat card stock. To begin with I took 3 Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint and used a piece of sponge to drag the colours across the card both vertically and horizontally. When I had a light covering, I then stamped the Pierrot stamp and masked it off so I could darken the colours around the outside of the image. I also stamped a background text (the story of Pierrot). Finally I stamped the large text at the base of the card in Versafine Black.
Thought I'd share the text on the background stamp as it's a really touching story:
"There is a story about the Pierrot which relates to how a small naked boy was found outside the gates of Heaven. It was Winter, and as St Peter picked up the child and blessed him, the snow on his body turned into a suit of pure white clothing. St Peter adopted the child and gave him his own name - Little Peter or Pierrot - but there was one condition, Pierrot was not allowed to play with any of the human children he might come across as he wandered outside the gates of Paradise. Of course, this was almost impossible for a small boy, and on his return from just such a meeting he realised that his new white suit now had black marks on it where the ordinary children had touched him. They proclaimed his guilt, and Pierrot was excluded from Paradise forever more."